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Time for Summer. Time for Cactus de Cartier

Cactus de Cartier

 

 

A plant that we usually do not dare to touch becomes the main protagonist of Cartier’s fine jewellery collection, Cactus de Cartier. A plant that we can wear as sculptural pieces that reveal a new take on a traditional source of inspiration, Nature and its powerful Beauty. Perfect for summer.

 

 

With this collection, the Maison Cartier has been able to treat the cactus’ spines and make them soft, revealing their fascination in jewels that are characterized by defined geometry, cut-outs and graceful proportions. A rock take on a natural element.

 

Cactus de Cartier
Cactus de Cartier Collection
Cactus de Cartier bracelet, 18K yellow gold, chrysoprases, emeralds, carnelians, set with 8 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.60 carats.
Cactus de Cartier
Cactus de Cartier Collection.
Cactus de Cartier bracelet, 18K yellow gold, emeralds, set with 204 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 5.92 carats.

 

Diamonds, lapis lazuli, emeralds, carnelians, chrysoprases compose a wild bouquet of unexpected facets. And the yellow gold brings in the solar energy and the warmth of summertime.

 

Cactus de Cartier
Cactus de Cartier Collection.
Cactus de Cartier ring (double), 18k yellow gold, set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.42 carats);
Cactus de Cartier Necklace, 18k yellow gold, set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.39 carats);
Cactus de Cartier ring, 18k yellow gold, set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.27 carats).
Cactus de Cartier
Cactus de Cartier Collection.
Cactus de Cartier ring, 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli, set with 55 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.28 carats)
Cactus de Cartier bracelet, 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli, set with 146 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.70 carats);
Cactus de Cartier necklace, 18k yellow gold, lapis lazuli, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.42 carats).
Cactus de Cartier
Cactus de Cartier Collection
Cactus de Cartier earrings, 18K yellow gold, emeralds, carnelians, each set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.19 carats;
Cactus de Cartier ring, 18K yellow gold, emeralds, carnelians, set with a brilliant-cut diamond of 0.10 carats;
Cactus de Cartier necklace, 18K yellow gold, emeralds, set with 204 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 8.00 carats.

 

A little bit of design history

The floral theme is not new to Cartier, who has always used it in a very original and colourful way. Jean Cocteau used to say: “unreal reality”, and this is what defines Cartier when it comes to depicting Nature in jewels – flowers that seems almost real and yet so otherworldly.

 

CARESSE D’ORCHIDEE NECKLACE - 2005
CARTIER, CARESSE D’ORCHIDEE NECKLACE – 2005
The Caresse d’Orchidée de Cartier collection: this florid 2005 collection featured no less than sixty designs created in our workshops. The white flower pieces were enlivened with a splash of colour: finishing drops of ruby and emerald, pink or yellow diamonds, star sapphires, fantastic spinels or faceted rubellites.
HEADPIECE - BLACK AND WHITE ORCHIDS - 1925
CARTIER, HEADPIECE – BLACK AND WHITE ORCHIDS – 1925
When this headpiece was presented at the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris it was a huge hit with attendees. It represents the blossoming dawn of the monochrome art deco style.
BUTTERCUP MOTIF NECKLACE - 1951
CARTIER, BUTTERCUP MOTIF NECKLACE – 1951
Jeanne Toussaint responded to the golden age of Parisian haute couture with the warmth of yellow gold. Reinterpreted here as an accumulation and cascade of golden spheres, the jewels tumble knowingly in a nonchalant and terribly chic fashion.

 

The symbolic beauty of a flower becomes, with Cartier, a symbol of today’s charismatic woman, wearing jewels that are utterly beautiful and endowed with a strong yet extremely feminine personality. CC

 

Cactus de Cartier

 

 

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